I had no idea that Legislative Services did this sort of thing, but here’s a thirty-four minute Fiscal One-On-One interview with DE Deputy Director Dave Tilly on Smarter Balanced Assessments:
Topics include statewide technology readiness, data security, costs, assessment funding sources, and science assessment.
The DE is planning the following actions for implementing the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Iowa.
- Technology audit
- Request for Proposal
- Professional development and communications activities
Look for these to get started once the rules process is completed with a final review of the rules by the Administrative Rules Review Committee in January 2016.